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PPS DANSE – Melding dance and theatre, English and Spanish version

PPS DANSE – Melding dance and theatre, English and Spanish version

Following the success of the work’s world premiere at the Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts on December 14, 2013, PPS Danse is now offering an English version of Les chaises/ The Chairs ! This astonishing version of the famous work by Eugène Ionesco has been staged and scored by choreographer Pierre-Paul Savoie from Lise Vaillancourt’s adaptation of the story for children. The show will be available to tour internationally starting in 2015, and will charm audiences aged 8 to 88 years.
A “little gem.” (Radio-Canada, 2013)

Having already conquered the hearts of 15,000 Canadians, Tales for Naughty Children – an adaptation for the stage of stories by Jacques Prévert – is continuing the adventure in Mexico. The work, produced by PPS Danse in collaboration with Chartier Danse, will be presented for the first time in Spanish at the prestigious Festival Internacional Cervantino from October 16 to 18, 2014. The tour will then take it to Léon and Méridà until October 22, 2014. This show, offered in English, French and now Spanish, is for children from 3 to 6 feet tall who enjoy fantastical tales. It combines dance, theatre, music and singing.
That’s the strength of Tales for Naughty Children: to have us reflect on man’s aberrations….” (Le Soleil, Quebec City, 2011).

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DANSE-CITÉ – EMMAC terre marine on tour during the winter

DANSE-CITÉ – EMMAC terre marine on tour during the winter

This magnificent production which combines poetically dance and puppetry will be performed at l’Arrière-Scène in Beloeil on the 18th, 19th and 20th of January 2015. For information on this tour for this production accessible to both adult and younger publics (10 years and up), contact Gilles Doré.

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DANSE – CITE – À travers la pared : soon in Montreal !

DANSE – CITE – À travers la pared : soon in Montreal !

After being created in situ in a disused prison in Mexico, the show À travers la pared, by choreographer Elodie Lombardo (Les Soeurs Schmutt) will be presented by Danse-Cité in April 2015. This is something not to be missed at Espace GO.

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MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS + MONTRÉAL DANSE – European tour ahead for Between and Behind, and for S’envoler

MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS + MONTRÉAL DANSE – European tour ahead for Between and Behind, and for S’envoler

The beginning of 2015 is going to be a busy period for companies maribé – sors de ce corps and Montréal Danse on the roads of Europe.

Between (+), a creation of Marie Béland, a coproduction and partnership between maribé-sors de ce corps and Montréal Danse will premiere and tour France, England and Belgium with Behind (+), a creation of Marie Béland, a production of maribé-sors de ce corps:

Paris – ArtDanThe Festival (France): March 3, 2015
Nottingham – NottDance Festival (UK): March 8-9, 2015
Brussel – Charleroi Dance and Theatre 140 (Belgium): March 12-13, 2015

Following four successful years of touring in Quebec, Canada and Mexico, S’envoler (+), a creation of Estelle Clareton, a project of Montréal Danse & Créations Estelle Clareton, will be touring France, England and Germany:

Avignon – Les Hivernales (France): February 28, 2015
Paris – CND Pantin (France): March 4-5-6, 2015
Nottingham – NottDance Festival (UK): March 10-11, 2015
Mainz – Mainz Dance Festival (Germany): March 14, 2015

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DANSE-CITÉ – A new creation for the talented Sandrine Lafond

DANSE-CITÉ – A new creation for the talented Sandrine Lafond

Danse-Cité is pleased to welcome as part of its 2014-2015 season the new work from the talented performer, Sandrine Lafond. With extensive experience in dance, circus and clown, Sandrine danced, among others, for Marie Chouinard, Céline Dion end Cirque du Soleil. Her work, Les Méandres de Little Lady, will run from February 26 to March 7, 2015 at l’Espace GO.

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ART CIRCULATION at FTA 2014!

ART CIRCULATION at FTA 2014!

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ART CIRCULATION – An exceptional year!

ART CIRCULATION – An exceptional year!

What an exceptional year! Art Circulation is proud to contribute to the success of the dance pieces in its portfolio. Among them, Prisms, Les Chaises, À travers la pared, EMMAC Terre marine, S’envoler, Tales for Naughty Children, that were all hits in recent months, and that are going to be touring Quebec, France, Mexico next season, as well as other countries to be announced soon! Marie Béland’s company, maribé – sors de ce corps – has thrilling projects underway with the piece BEHIND, as well as her new work in creation, BETWEEN, in collaboration with Montréal Danse, works that will be touring in 2014-2015. Montréal Danse is also partnered with the choreographer Caroline Laurin-Beaucage and her company Lorganisme in a trilogy about the flesh. Its second phase, Charcuterie, will be presented at OFFTA 2014 in Montreal. Don’t miss Pierre-Paul Savoie (PPS Danse) at 2014 ASSITEJ World Congress!

Art Circulation reaches out to the dance community, supporting non-member artists such as Andréane Leclerc for a tour in France, Italy, Spain, and George Stamos for the promotion of a new piece and a planned coproduction with Mexico and England.

In 2013-2014, Art Circulation has helped promote the work of a dozen choreographers through twelve missions in Asia, Europe and America. Festival TransAmériques (May 22, June 7) will be, as usual, an excellent occasion to meet, discover some of the works in Art Circulation’s portfolio and to plan dates and tours.

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MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS – A growing repertory

MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS – A growing repertory

The company’s repertory is growing! Soon a new work will be added, BETWEEN, created in partnership and coproduction with Montréal Danse. During Festival TransAmériques, the companies will open the studio to presenters, on May 30 and June 3, for presentations of the work-in-progress in English and in French. More info: http://www.maribe.ca/between_eng.html.

BETWEEN will eventually pair with BEHIND: une danse dont vous êtes le héros for which a tour of Europe is confirmed for March, 2015. Beside this trip to Europe, maribé – sors de ce corps will prepare a rerun of Figures de silence, a work created in 2013 as part of project FLY of EDCMTL, that will tour the Montreal area during fall 2015.

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PPS DANSE – At 2014 ASSITEJ World Congress!

PPS DANSE – At 2014 ASSITEJ World Congress!

From May 23 to 31, 2014, Pierre-Paul Savoie will participate in the 2014 ASSITEJ World Congress, to be held in Warsaw. Every three years, this major world congress brings together the driving forces behind theatrical creations for young audiences. Participants will evaluate developments in the discipline over the last few years and encouraged to plan actions around the world to improve practice conditions. The program also contains a broad array of activities: symposiums, training workshops and a festival to showcase the latest trends in performances created for young audiences.

The Congress, which will attract close to 1,600 people from 5 continents, provides a superb forum for fresh thinking and international dialogue on creating works for young audiences. The theme of this year’s congress is Facing the Audience. Particular attention will be paid to creations for three specific audiences: children 0 to 4 years old, teenagers and the marginalized. Pierre-Paul Savoie is participating this year in the hopes that it will nourish his artistic process and stimulate his thinking about young audience development, both at home and elsewhere.

www.ppsdanse.com

(photo: Sébastien Guillier-Sahuqué)

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MONTRÉAL DANSE – In creation with Caroline Laurin-Beaucage and Lorganisme

MONTRÉAL DANSE – In creation with Caroline Laurin-Beaucage and Lorganisme

Montréal Danse is proud to work with choreographer Caroline Laurin-Beaucage on a trilogy about the flesh that started in one of our Choreographic Research Workshops in December, 2012. Montréal Danse continued assisting the project produced by Caroline’s company Lorganisme. It is unfolding as a trilogy, with three singular and powerful propositions: after Entailles performed at Tangente on March 2014, the flesh will become performance act at OFFTA 2014 with Charcuterie. Montréal Danse and Lorganisme are joining forces through the creation of Décomptes (working title), the third and last proposition of the trilogy, a butchery dedicated to the unveiling of the flesh of the soul through the unveiling of the flesh of the body, to be unveiled in 2015.

Discover Charcuterie at OFFTA 2014 performed by Rachel Harris and Esther Rousseau-Morin: “They pluck, they dismember, they rip apart. They lift up the skin and hang the flesh. In-between butchery and surgery, from picnic to the morgue, where will the hands cease to dig? Charcuterie is a lab for two women and two chickens.”